Tom Moon appears in the following:
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
NPR reviews the posthumous release from New Orleans pianist Allen Toussaint, American Tunes.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
After 13 solo albums, Simon still views pop as a language of exuberant dances and polyrhythmic upheavals. Even now, his music pulses with the feeling of invention.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
On his new album, Gregory Porter continues to redefine what it means to be a jazz singer. NPR's Tom Moon reviews Take Me to the Alley.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
This is the second volume in which Dylan sings the Great American Songbook, recorded at the same time (and with the same core band) as his 2015 album Shadows In The Night.
Monday, May 09, 2016
NPR's Tom Moon reviews the ninth album from Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Tom Moon says simplicity is beauty in the new live album from Brazilian music legends Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil.
Monday, April 04, 2016
Tom Moon reviews an album chronicling some unscripted jam sessions from a variety of Cuban musicians.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Hear the new album by "The Screaming Eagle of Soul," which cleverly balances the vintage and the modern.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Music reviewer Tom Moon says the latest from gospel-soul icon Mavis Staples is the most stirring of her recent releases. He reviews Livin' on a High Note.
Monday, January 25, 2016
The four women of Savages first appeared in 2013 with Silence Yourself and a sound that lived up to the band's name — raw, confrontational, intense. Adore Life represents a huge leap forward.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Tom Moon reviews the new album from 77-year-old jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd, I Long to See You.
Monday, January 18, 2016
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with music critic Tom Moon about the death of Glenn Frey, a founding member of The Eagles.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Two minutes and 35 seconds into "Fulani Rock," the rousing opening track on Baaba Maal's aptly titled The Traveller, there comes a strange worlds-colliding moment. Atop a dense and somewhat dissonant collage that recalls The Clash, the Senegalese legend has multi-tracked his voice doing a fierce, almost militaristic ...
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
How does a film conjure the unfathomable vastness of nature? How can it make moviegoers feel the harshness of a desolate place?
These are some of the challenges director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman) faced in creating The Revenant, a revenge thriller that stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a fur trapper who's ...
Monday, December 21, 2015
An expanded version of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane's A Love Supreme has been released. Music reviewer Tom Moon says the set, which includes alternate studio takes and a live record...
Friday, December 04, 2015
NPR looks back on the career of Scott Weiland, singer in the bands Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. Weiland died in his sleep on Thursday at age 48.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Brad Mehldau's new album is a collection of recordings from his live performances, across a broad range of styles and genres. Reviewer Tom Moon says he never sounds out of his element...
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Someday, someone's going to make a mint dispensing practical advice to rock stars heading into retirement age. Because, as we know, there are traps. We've all watched once-beloved icons fall prey to a familiar (and eerily similar) series of judgment lapses: They spend their time repackaging the old hits — ...
Friday, October 30, 2015
Record-making is typically not a spectator sport.
Most of the time, what we hear from a recording artist is exactly what the artist intended to share, and no more. That "finished" product follows from a thousand individual decisions, each involving an embrace of risk, a willingness to experiment and, in ...
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
In his main job as the guitarist and lead singer of Phish, Trey Anastasio has long been part of an unusual yearly ritual: the Halloween performance in which the band re-creates a classic album in its entirety. In 1996, it was Talking Heads' Remain In Light -- ...